Physical education helps students develop the knowledge, fitness levels, motor skills, and personal and social skills to obtain the ultimate goal of a lifetime of physical activity and health. All children, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, should participate in quality physical education classes every school day. A quality physical education program should include curriculum aligned instruction and assessment and an opportunity for all to learn.
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- 2014 Physical Education and Physical Activity Summary Report
- Model Policy on Quality Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools - Approved November 20, 2012
- Approved Physical Education Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE), Companion Documents, and PowerPoints
The Physical Education Grade Level Content Expectations were approved at the April 8, 2008 State Board of Education meeting.
The Physical Education Content Expectations are available in the following documents.
Individual kindergarten through eighth grade documents:
- Physical Education Michigan Merit Curriculum Guidelines
- Michigan Public Pool Safety Guidelines for Schools The guidelines were created to help clarify pool safety requirements for schools. Topics addressed in this document include lifeguard requirements, safety equipment, and poolside safety.
- Obesity Fact Sheets These fact sheets contain results from weighted Youth Risk behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data related to obesity among youth.
- The President's Challenge: Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program